Careershifters blog

From Sound Engineer to Marketing

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“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.” What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new. Here's how he learned (via a start-up, a false start and a lot of debt) that you don't have to know where you're going in order to get where you need to be.

From Law to Youth Leadership

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“For one of the first times in my life, I made a major, life-changing decision by gut instinct.” Anna Watson found herself stressed out and tense, in a career she'd never really chosen. So, she decided to take a leap of faith. Here's how a double shift – including a detour up the mountains of New Zealand – led her to a career that fits her perfectly.

From PR to Fitness

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"Nothing was ever good enough." For Emma Theron, the world of PR felt unsupportive and fake. So, she decided to take a leap and never go back. It's been a steep learning curve, but now she's turned what used to be the highlight of her day into her full-time career. This is her story.

From Midwife to Photographer

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"The love for my job had been knocked out of me." When Jo Littler was bullied at work, it was the final straw in an already exhausting career. Pursuing her passion instead meant working 90-hour weeks and navigating a roller coaster of emotions, but finally, she's come out on top. This is her story.

From Self-Employed to Employee

Andrew Magill

"I always had this gut feeling that there was another path I needed to follow." Andrew Magill was frustrated; he just couldn't see where his physiotherapy career was going. But, by taking his time, working with a coach and getting curious about the companies he liked, he found a new role that ticks all his boxes. This is his story.